Hiking in Sri Lankan National Parks

Written on : 15 September 2017

Majestic Natural Spaces

In addition to the majestic tea plantations, in the Sri Lankan national parks, communion with nature is obvious. Discover the most famous sites of this wonderful country!

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Yala National Park

The Yala National Park is one of the most visited sites in Sri Lanka for the richness of its fauna and flora. Since its transformation into a nature park in 1938, this former hunting reserve attracts the greatest lovers of safaris. During your visit, you will meet exceptional mammals, to name only elephants, panthers, black bears, macaques, jackals and wild buffalo. Also note that the Yala National Park concentrates the highest density of leopards in the country.

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Other Sri Lankan national parks: Uda Walawe and Kumana Park

A trip to Uda Walawe is a must when travelling to Sri Lanka. By visiting this site, you will be immersed in the heart of a vast bird sanctuary that is home to over 255 different species. You will notice a strong presence of migratory birds. Kumana Park is also one of Sri Lanka's major landmarks where tourists can safely observe the habitat of some free-ranging elephant herds. With a bit of luck, you will attend the famous bath of the elephants, an extraordinary spectacle not to be missed!

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Horton Plains, Sinhajâra and Wilpattu for unique meetings with nature

Mountain hiking enthusiasts will not want to miss a visit to the Horton Plains. Between waterfalls and panoramic views of the hills of tea, the adventure will simply be memorable. Considered a biosphere reserve since 1978, Sinhajâra Forest Reserve is identified by its wild orchids and endemic trees. Extending over 131,000 ha, Wilpattu National Park has forged its reputation around its lakes lined with meadows.

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